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Home Buyers' Plan (HBP)

The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 in a calendar year from your registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability.

10/13/2016 Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Yuja Wang Downtown

The captivating keyboard dynamo Yuja Wang channels all the virtuosity and warmth of Bartók's final, most appealing piano concerto. Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbañski, Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, returns by popular demand to invite you into the heartfelt world of Dvorák's glorious “New World” Symphony.

10/13/2016 CDA Expo Toronto Northwest Free

The CDA Expo is an educational event taking place in select communities across Canada.These events offer incredible opportunities to learn about diabetes self-management while connecting and motivating people living with diabetes. And they're free! Each CDA Expo includes a great line-up of expert speakers, an interactive tradeshow, local content and opportunities to win prizes.

10/13/2016 Giant Panda Cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, 1st Birthday Northeast Free

Happy Birthday! If you share the panda twins October 13th birthday you get in FREE*. *Must present proof of date of birth to receive complimentary admission. Day of birthday must match day of Panda Birthday. No cash value. *All events are subject to change without notice *Please visit torontozoo.com for more details *Event is free with Toronto Zoo Admission

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Organic Farmers' Market Central East Free

Come find greens, vegetables, seasonal berries and fruits, delicious ready-to-eat foods, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, pork, veal, venison and poultry, cheese, maple syrup, jams, honey, all-natural personal care products, soaps and candles, olive oil, herbal oils and teas, seeds and grains, breads, tempting sweets and savouries, gluten-free baked goods, and organic VQA wines. Choose the freshest, healthiest foods, meet our organic vendors and enjoy farm tales, cooking tips and snacks or supper in a beautiful setting. Bistro tables offer convenient spots to relax. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Pay What You Wish Thursday Night Socials Northeast, Northwest

Have some tea and sit by the fire in the kitchen, play board games and chat with neighbours and friends. Drop by the community quilt group and see what they are creating – add a stitch or two, if you wish. Children may explore hands-on activities and crafts. Thursday Board Games Night – For All Ages Last Thursday of each month 6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights. The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games! Finished your work and chores for the day? Then come to the museum to play the featured games of the month as well as the classic games in the Discovery Gallery.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Rhyme N Reason - Music Studio Drop-In Program Northwest Free

This drop-in music program allows youth artists to book studio time with professional engineers and musicians, exposing them to potential careers in the music and media arts industry. Participants have access to a recording booth, beat-making room, rehearsal spaces, iMac workstations with production software and a lounge, as well as a knowledgeable staff, plus DJ Chef provides dinner and discussion.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Disney & Cameron Macintosh's "Mary Poppins" Central West

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Important Info: Any person entering the performance space, regardless of age, must hold a valid ticket and have an assigned seat. Young children may be seated in a parent's lap only if they have a ticket and an assigned seat directly next to that of the parent. Strollers are not permitted anywhere in the theatre.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Sister Act Downtown

Based on the hit film, SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE! "RIDICULOUSLY FUN” -New York Post Nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including BEST MUSICAL Featuring original music by Tony#174; and 8-time Oscar#174; winner ALAN MENKEN (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors)

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Noises Off Central East

Called the funniest farce ever written, this classic comedy proves what happens onstage is just the tip of the iceberg. Opening night is just hours away as a misfit company of actors juggle their lines, love lives, and plates of sardines.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Hosanna Central East

This seminal Tremblay work is celebrated in English Canada as much as it is in French Canada. Hosanna returns from the biggest night of her life, dressed as Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra. What follows is a harrowing, and often hilarious and revelatory, journey towards identity.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Downtown Free

Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, Form Follows Fiction is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America's largest cities. Image: Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises, 2009. Video, 9:20 min. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Concord Floral Downtown

In this acclaimed supernatural thriller inspired by Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron, ten suburban teens flee a mysterious plague they have brought upon themselves. Presented by Canadian Stage

10/13/2016 00:00:00 10th Anniversary Special Group Exhibition Central East Free

Representing the best of the new generation of contemporary Quebec artists, we are proud to present our 10th Anniversary Special Group Exhibition with over 100 new works by 20 Quebecois artists, displayed in both our Stone and Cooperage Spaces. As Canada's only gallery specializing exclusively in Quebec artwork, the gallery gained international recognition for its unique ability to provide a location in which the spirit and culture of Quebec is encapsulated. Always on the leading edge of the artwork coming out of the province, we push the boundaries to find contemporary work that is both innovative and exceptional. You are invited to join us for the event of the decade, as we celebrate the very best in contemporary Quebec art and sculpture!

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Vista Trails & The Geography Of Light Central East Free

Annie Mandlsohn and Robert Brodey. Bringing together two Toronto artists, this exhibition journeys into distant landscapes, where light and shadow ignite the senses and allow us to experience life with heightened awareness and inspiration. This wonderment helps to reveal the genuine beauty of living life in the moment.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon Southeast $20 - $29

After a glorious 6-day Honeymoon at the Plaza, carefree Corie and conservative Paul, rent a wee apartment in New York, and soon discover that they couldn't be more opposite. Complicating matters is Corie's desire to liven up her widowed mother's social life with the eccentric neighbour upstairs. Can their new marriage survive? You'll have to see the play to find out!

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Dead End Downtown $20 - $29

What is there left to do when you have one bullet, one granola bar, and one zombie blocking the only exit? That's the dilemma facing these two survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Having narrowly escaped certain death it appears their luck has finally run out. With the zombie slowly nearing, they contemplate survival, fear, humanness, and their relationship with each other. Written by Jonny Sun (Author, Playwright, @jonnysun) and directed by Michael Orlando (You Can Sleep When You're Dead), Dead End features a powerhouse cast and crew for a show that is, at once, very dark and screamingly funny.

10/13/2016 00:00:00 Blacktop Sky Central West

Blacktop Sky examines the intersection of love, violence and community inside an institution with a haunting Chicago legacy: the public housing project. After witnessing police rough up a fellow resident of the projects, 18-year-old Ida befriends a young homeless man who sleeps on a nearby bench. As their unlikely friendship grows, will it strengthen her connection to home or drive her away in search of a new life?

Kim Kardashian West was unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint

Kim Kardashian West was unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $14.7 million (Canadian) worth of jewelry inside a private Paris residence Sunday night, police officials said. Kardashian, the reality TV star, who was in Paris attending fashion week shows, was tied up in a flat’s bathroom.

Canada tightens mortgage requirements and targets foreign money

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces new rules today in Toronto

Federal government closes housing tax loophole

The federal government has announced measures intended to stabilize the real estate sector amid concerns that pockets of risk have emerged in some housing markets, particularly those in Toronto and Vancouver.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Ottawa will close loopholes surrounding the capital gains tax exemption on the sale of a principal residence.

Blue Jays clinch post-season spot with Tigers' loss

The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a second straight post-season berth with Detroit's loss to the Atlanta Braves.

10/12/2016 Bianca & Finn: Live @ Buddies - A Golden Age Revival Downtown $10 - $19

Music. Tap Dancing. Belting. RIffing. Drinking. RatPack Fun. Special Guests: Jeffrey Bowers, Michelle Nash, Kevin Finn and Michele Shuster! Musical Direction and Arrangements by Michael Zahorak. Wednesday, October 12th - 8PM Bianca & Finn - Live @ Buddies: A Golden Age Revival Toronto's two jazziest young performers take the stage on October 12th with a variety show bursting with Old Hollywood fascination. Bianca Heuvelmans and Thomas Finn give us an evening exploding with 1940s /50s glamour and drollery, tipping their hats to the the greats; from Gershwin to Garland, Martin & Lewis to Monroe."Start Spreadin' the News!". Tickets available through Buddies website discount for online purchases.

10/12/2016 Reelworld Film Festival Downtown Free

Now in its 16th year, the Reelworld Film Festival is dedicated to harnessing the power of film as a force for social good. We believe great stories are the beginning of great solutions. Our mission is to unlock the power of film by connecting inspired people to inspired partners. Enjoy stunning views along the crystal shores of Lake Ontario as we take over Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. Whether its a stroll along the water's edge, listening to live music, exploring goods from our Marketplace or watching curated conversations with filmmakers, you'll find every kind of arts experience to love when Reelworld runs the harbour!

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market Southwest Free

Built in 1830, Montgomery's Inn was once part of a 400-acre farm which supplied food for the Montgomery family, guests of the Inn and for retail sale. Much of this land continued to be farmed by tenant farmers through the 1940s. Though the farm is long gone, the Inn remains and has been restored as a museum. Today we celebrate the Inn's agricultural roots by once again offering farm-fresh produce for sale at the Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market. Our vendors sell local and organic veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, preserves, baked goods, fresh bread and prepared foods that you can take home or enjoy on the premises. Enjoy live music in our new picnic area. Open year-round. May-November is outdoors. November-May indoors.

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Noises Off Central East

Called the funniest farce ever written, this classic comedy proves what happens onstage is just the tip of the iceberg. Opening night is just hours away as a misfit company of actors juggle their lines, love lives, and plates of sardines.

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Hosanna Central East

This seminal Tremblay work is celebrated in English Canada as much as it is in French Canada. Hosanna returns from the biggest night of her life, dressed as Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra. What follows is a harrowing, and often hilarious and revelatory, journey towards identity.

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Downtown Free

Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, Form Follows Fiction is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America's largest cities. Image: Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises, 2009. Video, 9:20 min. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery.

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Concord Floral Downtown

In this acclaimed supernatural thriller inspired by Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron, ten suburban teens flee a mysterious plague they have brought upon themselves. Presented by Canadian Stage

10/12/2016 00:00:00 10th Anniversary Special Group Exhibition Central East Free

Representing the best of the new generation of contemporary Quebec artists, we are proud to present our 10th Anniversary Special Group Exhibition with over 100 new works by 20 Quebecois artists, displayed in both our Stone and Cooperage Spaces. As Canada's only gallery specializing exclusively in Quebec artwork, the gallery gained international recognition for its unique ability to provide a location in which the spirit and culture of Quebec is encapsulated. Always on the leading edge of the artwork coming out of the province, we push the boundaries to find contemporary work that is both innovative and exceptional. You are invited to join us for the event of the decade, as we celebrate the very best in contemporary Quebec art and sculpture!

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Vista Trails & The Geography Of Light Central East Free

Annie Mandlsohn and Robert Brodey. Bringing together two Toronto artists, this exhibition journeys into distant landscapes, where light and shadow ignite the senses and allow us to experience life with heightened awareness and inspiration. This wonderment helps to reveal the genuine beauty of living life in the moment.

10/12/2016 00:00:00 Dead End Downtown $20 - $29

What is there left to do when you have one bullet, one granola bar, and one zombie blocking the only exit? That's the dilemma facing these two survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Having narrowly escaped certain death it appears their luck has finally run out. With the zombie slowly nearing, they contemplate survival, fear, humanness, and their relationship with each other. Written by Jonny Sun (Author, Playwright, @jonnysun) and directed by Michael Orlando (You Can Sleep When You're Dead), Dead End features a powerhouse cast and crew for a show that is, at once, very dark and screamingly funny.

Fall is officially here!

Have the leaves started to fall where you are?

10/09/2016 00:00:00 Junie B. Jones Central West

Based on the NY Times best-selling children's book series, take a sneak peek into the "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones! It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.

Mogo loans

Based in Vancouver, Mogo started doing online loans in 2006. It just surpassed one million loans and has opened a storefront in Toronto.

Gunmen killed five policemen in the restive northern Sinai on Saturday,

the Egyptian interior ministry said on Facebook.

10/11/2016 Postmodern Jukebox Downtown $50 - $59

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating collective of musicians and vocalists that reimagines modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s.

10/11/2016 00:00:00 East York Farmers Market Southeast Free

Farmers Market established in 2000, selling only fruit, vegetables and products from Ontario.

10/11/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.

10/11/2016 00:00:00 Noises Off Central East

Called the funniest farce ever written, this classic comedy proves what happens onstage is just the tip of the iceberg. Opening night is just hours away as a misfit company of actors juggle their lines, love lives, and plates of sardines.

10/11/2016 00:00:00 Hosanna Central East

This seminal Tremblay work is celebrated in English Canada as much as it is in French Canada. Hosanna returns from the biggest night of her life, dressed as Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra. What follows is a harrowing, and often hilarious and revelatory, journey towards identity.

10/11/2016 00:00:00 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Downtown Free

Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, Form Follows Fiction is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America's largest cities. Image: Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises, 2009. Video, 9:20 min. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery.

10/11/2016 00:00:00 Concord Floral Downtown

In this acclaimed supernatural thriller inspired by Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron, ten suburban teens flee a mysterious plague they have brought upon themselves. Presented by Canadian Stage

10/11/2016 00:00:00 10th Anniversary Special Group Exhibition Central East Free

Representing the best of the new generation of contemporary Quebec artists, we are proud to present our 10th Anniversary Special Group Exhibition with over 100 new works by 20 Quebecois artists, displayed in both our Stone and Cooperage Spaces. As Canada's only gallery specializing exclusively in Quebec artwork, the gallery gained international recognition for its unique ability to provide a location in which the spirit and culture of Quebec is encapsulated. Always on the leading edge of the artwork coming out of the province, we push the boundaries to find contemporary work that is both innovative and exceptional. You are invited to join us for the event of the decade, as we celebrate the very best in contemporary Quebec art and sculpture!

10/11/2016 00:00:00 Vista Trails & The Geography Of Light Central East Free

Annie Mandlsohn and Robert Brodey. Bringing together two Toronto artists, this exhibition journeys into distant landscapes, where light and shadow ignite the senses and allow us to experience life with heightened awareness and inspiration. This wonderment helps to reveal the genuine beauty of living life in the moment.

10/11/2016 00:00:00 Dead End Downtown $20 - $29

What is there left to do when you have one bullet, one granola bar, and one zombie blocking the only exit? That's the dilemma facing these two survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Having narrowly escaped certain death it appears their luck has finally run out. With the zombie slowly nearing, they contemplate survival, fear, humanness, and their relationship with each other. Written by Jonny Sun (Author, Playwright, @jonnysun) and directed by Michael Orlando (You Can Sleep When You're Dead), Dead End features a powerhouse cast and crew for a show that is, at once, very dark and screamingly funny.

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

Blue Jays beat Red Sox 4-3

Blue Jays beat Red Sox 4-3

Donald Trump accuses beauty queen and Miss Universe Alicia Machado of sex tape when she was on reality TV show

Donald Trump accuses beauty queen and Miss Universe Alicia Machado of sex tape when she was on reality TV show

Just under 3 per cent of Alberta’s labour market earns minimum wage, compared with 10 per cent in provinces such as Ontario.

Just under 3 per cent of Alberta's labour market earns minimum wage, compared with 10 per cent in provinces such as Ontario.

Costco to expand aggressively in Canada over the next year

Costco to expand aggressively in Canada over the next year

10/10/2016 Toronto Argonauts vs. Calgary Stampeders Central West

The Toronto Argonauts continue on their quest for a record 17th Grey Cup championship by hosting the Calgary Stampeders on October 10, 2016,at the newly renovated BMO Field. Come out and show your support as a new era of Toronto Argonauts football begins.

10/10/2016 Thanksgiving with the Ultimutts Downtown Free

The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show is a very popular, interactive pet performance! This unique circus style show is jam packed with non-stop incredible tricks to wow the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. Comprised of rescued animals, these dogs love to work and perform –and it shows! This is free to attend.

10/10/2016 00:00:00 Pour Boy Monday Night Trivia Central West $10 - $19

Group trivia with a variety of questions. music, science, geography in all areas of trivial matters. 10% of all sales and group fees go to Horizon Children Centre.

10/10/2016 00:00:00 The Sampler Game Show Central East $10 - $19

The Sampler is a fast-paced, audience curated, competitive comedy show — where performers have a limited time to win over the audience. Feed your competitive spirit while getting morsels of local comedy! Your vote will determine who makes it from amuse-bouche, to appetizer, to full course meal. Cheer loudly so they can get their just desserts — the headline spot at a future show! Competitive comedy morsels

10/10/2016 00:00:00 Best Of Second City Downtown $20 - $29

Featuring the next generation of talent, The Best of The Second City features an ever-changing selection of our favourite and funniest sketches from the past fifty years, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.

10/10/2016 00:00:00 Noises Off Central East

Called the funniest farce ever written, this classic comedy proves what happens onstage is just the tip of the iceberg. Opening night is just hours away as a misfit company of actors juggle their lines, love lives, and plates of sardines.

10/10/2016 00:00:00 Hosanna Central East

This seminal Tremblay work is celebrated in English Canada as much as it is in French Canada. Hosanna returns from the biggest night of her life, dressed as Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra. What follows is a harrowing, and often hilarious and revelatory, journey towards identity.

10/10/2016 00:00:00 Vista Trails & The Geography Of Light Central East Free

Annie Mandlsohn and Robert Brodey. Bringing together two Toronto artists, this exhibition journeys into distant landscapes, where light and shadow ignite the senses and allow us to experience life with heightened awareness and inspiration. This wonderment helps to reveal the genuine beauty of living life in the moment.